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§ 800. Definitions. When used in this article and unless otherwise
expressly stated or unless the context otherwise requires:

 1. "Chief fiscal officer" means a comptroller, commissioner of
finance, director of finance or other officer possessing similar powers
and duties, except that in a school district the term shall not mean a
member of the board of education or a trustee thereof.

 2. "Contract" means any claim, account or demand against or agreement
with a municipality, express or implied, and shall include the
designation of a depository of public funds and the designation of a
newspaper, including but not limited to an official newspaper, for the
publication of any notice, resolution, ordinance, or other proceeding
where such publication is required or authorized by law.

 3. "Interest" means a direct or indirect pecuniary or material benefit
accruing to a municipal officer or employee as the result of a contract
with the municipality which such officer or employee serves. For the
purposes of this article a municipal officer or employee shall be deemed
to have an interest in the contract of (a) his spouse, minor children
and dependents, except a contract of employment with the municipality
which such officer or employee serves, (b) a firm, partnership or
association of which such officer or employee is a member or employee,
(c) a corporation of which such officer or employee is an officer,
director or employee and (d) a corporation any stock of which is owned
or controlled directly or indirectly by such officer or employee.

 4. "Municipality" means a county, city, town, village, school
district, consolidated health district, county vocational education and
extension board, public library, board of cooperative educational
services, urban renewal agency, a joint water works system established
pursuant to chapter six hundred fifty-four of the laws of nineteen
hundred twenty-seven, or a town or county improvement district, district
corporation, or other district or a joint service established for the
purpose of carrying on, performing or financing one or more improvements
or services intended to benefit the health, welfare, safety or
convenience of the inhabitants of such governmental units or to benefit
the real property within such units, an industrial development agency
but shall have no application to a city having a population of one
million or more or to a county, school district, or other public agency
or facility therein.

 5. "Municipal officer or employee" means an officer or employee of a
municipality, whether paid or unpaid, including members of any
administrative board, commission or other agency thereof and in the case
of a county, shall be deemed to also include any officer or employee
paid from county funds. No person shall be deemed to be a municipal
officer or employee solely by reason of being a volunteer fireman or
civil defense volunteer, except a fire chief or assistant fire chief.

 6. "Treasurer" means a county treasurer, city treasurer, town
supervisor, village treasurer, school district treasurer, fire district
treasurer, improvement district treasurer, president of a board of
health of a consolidated health district, county vocational educational
and extension board treasurer, treasurer of a board of cooperative
educational services, public general hospital treasurer, or other
officer possessing similar powers and duties.

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